The standard concert pitch we use today has the “A” note at 440hz, but there’s a ton of people out there that are saying that tuning the “A” to 432hz sounds much better and has a better effect on people. The jury is still out for me. There’s alot of info and dis-info on the internet on this subject so it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. I made this video as an experiment to see which one sounds best to me.
I played the song two different times. First with the guitar tuned to standard concert pitch of A=440 hertz (hz) or cycle per second (cps), then with A=432 hz, using a Korg chromatic tuner. Then I interspersed clips of the videos together to try to determine which sounded better. The video starts with shorter clips and ends with longer clips. This first short clip starts with A=440hz. You be the judge……..
The name of the song is “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” arranged by Hiroshi Masuda, youtube: peacejoytown
A backstage talk with Roy Clark, Country Music’s “Instrumentalist of the Year.” “What kind of amp do you use? A Kustom. I first tried Kustom years ago before they were a known brand. Somebody plugged it in and I tried it, and it sounded great.”
1979 Roy Clark for Kustom Guitar Amplifiers Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Designed as both recording and road boards Carvin’s new stereo mixers represent the “State of the Art”, for both sound quality and construction. Carvin Boards are quiet and they don’t add sound coloration or audible distortion…
1979 Carvin S1200 Stereo Board – $995 Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Ax-cessories. Guild guitar accessories: strings, pickups, bridges, electronics, knobs, nuts, saddles, polish, picks, capos, cords, straps, echo and more!
1979 Guild Ax-cessories Guitar accessories Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Matrix. Warner Bros. recording artists. A hard-driving fusion group with lots of brass, percussion and electronics. And all 32 channels, including a wide variety of mics, pickups, and line feeds, are amplified by Bose 1800 power amps and Model 802 loudspeakers. Matrix. A group with talent and taste. “A band that cannot fail,” says the LA Times. Matrix chooses Bose for all their needs. Main PA, electric bass, sythesizers, acoustic and electric piano, and all stage monitors…
1979 Music by Matrix. Sound by Bose. Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Warrant guitarists Joey Allen and Erik Turner provide the double guitar blast that powers their sound, and they get that power from Carvin X100B tube heads and “British Series” V412 cabinets. You can get the same X100B tube stacks with factory hot rodded EL34 tubes, delivering unlimited sustain at all levels. Features like clean rhythm to overdrive channel switching, 5 band EQ and reverb. Surpass the performance of other amps that sell for twice the price by ordering direct from Carvin. Check it out on Warrant’s new album “Cherry Pie.”
1991 Warrant guitarists Joey Allen and Erik Turner for Carvin X100B Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
The Edge. The Poise. The Sheen. The Scars. Dean Markley Strings.
1991 Russ Freeman of The Rippingtons for Dean Markley Guitar Strings Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
…Almost parallel to the electric guitar’s development was the experimentation into producing mechanically-induced vibrato on the guitar. The idea was simple enough: to be able to change the pitch of a note, or notes, without having to change left-hand fingerings. Vibrato is commonly achieved on nonfretted instruments (violin, viola, cello, etc.) simply by gently rocking the left-hand finger (that is stopping the string) back and forth, parallel to the string. Since the guitar has frets, such a method of pitch variation is impossible. Bending the guitar’s strings is the most common method of achieving vibrato.
– Doc Kauffman’s Vib-Rola, patented 1929
– Rickenbacker vibrato tailpiece
– Early ’60s Gibson vibrola, with rare ebony tail-block and decorative inlay
– Bigsby made vibrato tailpieces in various styles for several manufacturers, including Gretsh.
– Leo Fender’s patent for the Stratocaster vibrato.
– Strat Vibrato (L-R): string anchor block, tension springs, spring plate, adjustment screws
– Mosrites feature a number of vibrato styles; this one entails individual roller bridges.
– Bigsby Palm Pedal
– E Bow with holster
– Early MSA Pedal Pitch
– Top view of Gizmotron
– Bottom view showing plectra (lower right)
– Lol Creme demonstrates the Gizmotron
1979 Mechanical Accessories / Vibrato Devices 8-Page Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Contents: Keith Richards – rock’s ultimate outlaw gets filthy; David Rhodes; Buckethead; Steve Khan; The new alternate tunings; Scotty Moore; Fred Frith; Tube Combo Shootout; Marshall’s 30th Anniversary -a celebration of the early days with photo gallery; more
1992 December Guitar Player Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com
It’s like this, squirt: There’s no longer an extra first & second string in the sets… Hey Pops!!! How come Slinky sets were $4.40 yesterday and they’re only $3.70 today???
1974 Ernie Ball Bulletin – Flash from the “Ball Eagle” Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
MXR Innovations – we are here…
1974 MXR Innovations Phase 90 guitar sound effects box Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
…Options are essential in today’s music. And they’re built in for reliability and convenience. Like a Notch Shift Control that gives the SG voicings to match almost any amp on the market…
1974 SG System Amplifier – the options are standard Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
The Incredible “Talk Box” – creates fantastic “Wah” type vowel sounds as heard from Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, John Kaye & Jeff Beck. Easy to use with any guitar, synthesizer or bass. Available from Heil Sound.
1974 Heil Sound Guitar Talk Box Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
When you’re new on the scene friends mean a lot. Pete Haycock was the first supermusician we met. The first to take flying seriously. Now he uses the Hawk II Tonal Expander all the time on stage and in the studio. He even used it to record the smash hit album “Sense of Direction”…
Also shown is a “Family Tree” of Spain’s Famous Luthiers including Francisco Gonzales, Jose Ramirez I, Manuel Ramirez, Santos Hernandez, Domingo Esteso, Hermanos Conde, Miguel Simplicio, Miguel Rodriguez, Francisco Simplicio, Arcangel Fernandez & more.
Also shown: Jerry Snyder Ragtime Guitar Solos
1974 S. Hawk Family Album – Pete Haycock, Climax Blues Band Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Here is an original announcement article about Country Gentleman, which is Chet Atkins’ biography (with a little editorial help from Bill Neely). It’s hard to imagine any other book that can boast an index with such listings as George Barnes, Les Paul, Hank Garland, Christopher Parkening, Django Reinhardt, Grady Martin, and numerous other guitarists…
Also shown are vintage guitar ads of: Leo Quan “Badass” – for untunable Gibsons with bar tailpieces – “Badass” is designed to fit into existing mounting bolts and compensate harmonics without any modification to the guitar; Wheeler Ped-All Guitars, Killingsworth & I-5, Portland, OR, 97217, World’s finest stainless steel tone bar!; Morninglory Music Songbooks.
1974 Chet Atkins Biography “Country Gentleman” released Article available at www.GuitarPulp.com
“What Pignose offers, you can’t refuse.” That’s Terry Kath, the lead guitarist with Chicago. He may not be a “Godfather” but he’s a gangster on guitar. As a talented member of a great band, Terry’s sphere of influence is very large – it reaches around the world. At Pignose Industries we can appreciate that kind of influence. So we offer Pignose, the amp that offers freedom at last for the electric guitar…
1974 Terry Kath, lead guitar with Chicago for Pignose guitar amps Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Guild Humbuckers! Increased output and sustain in the complete tone range!
Shown: S-100 Standard, JS Bass II
Guild Humbucking Pick-Ups have new wiring, new controls. There’s a phase switch for reversing pick-up polarity on all S100 Guitars. Guild Basses have a tone switch to help you get those tight-hard or full-bottom sounds, and anything in between. See your Guild dealer.
1974 Guild Humbucking Pick-Ups Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
It’s easy to smile when you’re the best in your field. And at Altec, we know we make the best sound systems in the world. The only complete family of sound equipment designed and built specifically for professional performers by performance professionals. Like us…
1974 Altec Sound Systems Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Features: Doug Boyle – Robert Plants Guitarist; Mike Keneally – stuntman for Zappa and son; Kentucky Headhunters; Peter Maunu – Arsenio sideman gets busy; George Lynch – rockin’ after Dokken with Lynch Mob; Bill Frisell; Amps in the 90s; more
1990 December Guitar Player Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Guitar Methods, Classical Guitar, Folk Guitar Collections, Folk Guitar methods, Banjo, Popular Collections, Solos, Ensembles, Christmas, Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Chords, Manuscript Paper
1974 Jerry Snyder Guitar World 8-Page Catalog available at www.GuitarPulp.com